How to uninstall (remove) Findsmarter.com

What is Findsmarter.com?

Findsmarter.com is a fake search engine that look like Google, Bing and Yahoo. It comes on the PC bundled with free software without user consent. It hijacks Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. According to the developers, Findsmarter.com increases the browsing experience, screens-out irrelevant search results and provides useful functions. Findsmarter.com displays annoying banners and pop-ups that relate to popular online stores. Also, Findsmarter.com can change the settings of your browser, for example, homepage and search engine. Findsmarter.com brings other adware without your consent. Findsmarter.com slows down your browser. If you find Findsmarter.com on your PC, then you need to remove it right away. Do not waste your time.

Findsmarter.com hijacker

How Findsmarter.com gets on your PC?

Malicious software infects a computer without user consent. Usually, Findsmarter.com, comes with free applications and programs that you can download from popular free sites such as download.com, Softpedia, Freewarefiles, Shareware, Soft32 and many others. These sites tend to create their own download managers that implement a potentially unwanted program. Users are not attentive during installation, so the computer can be infected. Always follow the important rules. Read user agreement. Take your time. Do not press the “Next” button, if you are not sure that the program will not harm your computer. Select advanced installation type. Do not settle for questionable deals and carefully follow the installation process. If Findsmarter.com has already penetrated to the PC, you can use our instructions to remove it immediately.

How to remove Findsmarter.com from your computer?

To uninstall Findsmarter.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Findsmarter.com in their database. Please, use them to remove Findsmarter.com.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Findsmarter.com – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solutions:

1. Stronghold Antimalware – detects files, registry values and folders of Findsmarter.com.

 

Download Stronghold AntiMalware
 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Findsmarter.com – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

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Or uninstall Findsmarter.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Findsmarter.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Findsmarter.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Findsmarter.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Findsmarter.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Findsmarter.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Findsmarter.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Findsmarter.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Findsmarter.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Findsmarter.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Findsmarter.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Findsmarter.com:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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